Tag: Michelin Star

Qatar: A Taste of Adventure

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Doha Qatar The desert is and always will be a special place for me. Refuge for some, the enemy for others. Most of us westerners find its harsh conditions a challenge but I feel it has been undersold. With the right approach it can be rewarding, exciting and like nowhere else on earth. Welcome to

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Basque Country

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Basque Country In the 1955 the redoubtable Orson Welles had his own travel series for the BBC, Around The World With Orson Welles where he trotted the globe learning about and understanding different cultures. One of the best episodes is about the Basque region. He interviews many Basque people in the region that straddles France

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Vienna – Austria

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Vienna Austria   At the beginning of Carol Reed’s 1949 film The Third Man the narrator talks of not knowing the old Vienna before the war referring to the days of imperial splendour and pomp. That may have had validity when the movie was made but it seems a little quaint now. Today Vienna has

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Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains – St. Moritz

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Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz Switzerland Tel: + 41 81 838 30 58   Outstanding service is something you always wish for in a 5 star hotel especially when you’ve taken one of the world’s greatest train journeys to get there. Don’t worry The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains does all of this

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Pollen Street Social – London

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Pollen Street Social 8 – 10 Pollen Street Mayfair London W1S 1NQ Tel: 020 7290 7600   Jason Atherton has come a long way in a relatively short space of time.  From leaving home at 16, briefly cooking in the Army to working with Gordon Ramsay, launching branches of Maze in Australia, Qatar and South

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The Hand and Flowers – Marlow

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The Hand and Flowers 126 West Street Marlow SL7 2BP Tel: 01628 472277    Tom Kerridge’s rise and rise has been widely publicised and rightly so but it didn’t happen overnight.  It has taken Tom and his team over nine years to gain those coveted two Michelin Stars for his ‘pub’ in Marlow Buckinghamshire. My

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